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- 11/16/18--23:15: ΤΗΙS DAY IN MUSIC
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- 11/17/18--20:16: EVENTS OF THIS DAY IN THE PAST. 18/11
- 326 – The old St. Peter's Basilica is consecrated.
- 401 – The Visigoths, led by king Alaric I, cross the Alps and invade northern Italy.
- 1095 – The Council of Clermont begins: called by Pope Urban II, it led to the First Crusade to the Holy Land.
- 1105 – Maginulfo is elected the Antipope as Sylvester IV.
- 1180 – Phillip II becomes king of France.
- 1210 – Pope Innocent III excommunicates Holy Roman Emperor Otto IV.
- 1282 – Pope Martin IV excommunicates King Peter III of Aragon.
- 1302 – Pope Boniface VIII issues the Papal bull Unam sanctam, claiming spiritual supremacy for the papacy.
- 1421 – A seawall at the Zuiderzee dike in the Netherlands breaks, flooding 72 villages and killing about 10,000 people. This event will be known as St Elizabeth's flood.
- 1493 – Christopher Columbus first sights the island now known as Puerto Rico.
- 1494 – French King Charles VIII occupies Florence, Italy.
- 1601 – Tiryaki Hasan Pasha, an Ottoman provincial governor, routs the Habsburg forces commanded by Ferdinand the Archduke of Austria during the Siege of Nagykanizsa.
- 1626 – The new St Peter's Basilica is consecrated.
- 1730 – The future Frederick II (known as Frederick the Great), King of Prussia, is granted a royal pardon and released from confinement.
- 1760 – The rebuilt debtors' prison, at the Castellania in Valletta, receives the first prisoners.
- 1803 – The Battle of Vertières, the last major battle of the Haitian Revolution, is fought, leading to the establishment of the Republic of Haiti, the first black republic in the Western Hemisphere.
- 1809 – In a naval action during the Napoleonic Wars, French frigates defeat British East Indiamen in the Bay of Bengal.
- 1812 – Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Krasnoi ends in French defeat, but Marshal of France Michel Ney's leadership leads to him becoming known as "the bravest of the brave".
- 1863 – King Christian IX of Denmark signs the November constitution that declares Schleswig to be part of Denmark. This is seen by the German Confederation as a violation of the London Protocol and leads to the German–Danish war of 1864.
- 1865 – Mark Twain's short story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" is published in the New York Saturday Press.
- 1872 – Susan B. Anthony and 14 other women are arrested for illegal voting in the United States presidential election of 1872.
- 1883 – American and Canadian railroads institute five standard continental time zones, ending the confusion of thousands of local times.
- 1901 – Britain and the United States sign the Hay–Pauncefote Treaty, which nullifies the Clayton–Bulwer Treaty and withdraws British objections to an American-controlled canal in Panama.
- 1903 – The Hay–Bunau-Varilla Treaty is signed by the United States and Panama, giving the United States exclusive rights over the Panama Canal Zone.
- 1905 – Prince Carl of Denmark becomes King Haakon VII of Norway.
- 1909 – Two United States warships are sent to Nicaragua after 500 revolutionaries (including two Americans) are executed by order of José Santos Zelaya.
- 1916 – World War I: First Battle of the Somme: In France, British Expeditionary Force commander Douglas Haig calls off the battle which started on July 1, 1916.
- 1918 – Latvia declares its independence from Russia.
- 1928 – Release of the animated short Steamboat Willie, the first fully synchronized sound cartoon, directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks, featuring the third appearances of cartoon characters Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. This is considered by the Disney corporation to be Mickey's birthday.
- 1929 – Grand Banks earthquake: Off the south coast of Newfoundland in the Atlantic Ocean, a Richter magnitude 7.2 submarine earthquake, centered on the Grand Banks, breaks 12 submarine transatlantic telegraph cables and triggers a tsunami that destroys many south coast communities in the Burin Peninsula.
- 1940 – World War II: German leader Adolf Hitler and Italian Foreign Minister Galeazzo Ciano meet to discuss Benito Mussolini's disastrous Italian invasion of Greece.
- 1943 – World War II: Battle of Berlin: Four hundred and forty Royal Air Force planes bomb Berlin causing only light damage and killing 131. The RAF loses nine aircraft and 53 air crew.
- 1944 – The Popular Socialist Youth is founded in Cuba.
- 1947 – The Ballantyne's Department Store fire in Christchurch, New Zealand, kills 41; it is the worst fire disaster in the history of New Zealand.
- 1949 – The Iva Valley Shooting occurs after the coal miners of Enugu in Nigeria go on strike over withheld wages; 21 miners are shot dead and 51 are wounded by police under the supervision of the British colonial administration of Nigeria.
- 1961 – United States President John F. Kennedy sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam.
- 1963 – The first push-button telephone goes into service.
- 1970 – U.S. President Richard Nixon asks the U.S. Congress for $155 million in supplemental aid for the Cambodian government.
- 1971 – Oman declares its independence from United Kingdom.
- 1978 – In Jonestown, Guyana, Jim Jones led his Peoples Temple to a mass murder–suicide that claimed 918 lives in all, 909 of them in Jonestown itself, including over 270 children. Congressman Leo Ryan is murdered by members of the Peoples Temple hours earlier.
- 1987 – King's Cross fire: In London, 31 people die in a fire at the city's busiest underground station, King's Cross St Pancras.
- 1988 – War on Drugs: U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs a bill into law allowing the death penalty for drug traffickers.
- 1991 – Shiite Muslim kidnappers in Lebanon release Anglican Church envoys Terry Waite and Thomas Sutherland.
- 1991 – After an 87-day siege, the Croatian city of Vukovar capitulates to the besieging Yugoslav People's Army and allied Serb paramilitary forces.
- 1993 – In the United States, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is approved by the House of Representatives.
- 1993 – In South Africa, 21 political parties approve a new constitution, expanding voting rights and ending white minority rule.
- 1996 – A fire occurs on a train traveling through the Channel Tunnel from France to England causing several injuries and damaging approximately 500 metres (1,600 ft) of tunnel.
- 1999 – Aggie Bonfire collapses killing 12 students and injuring 27 others.
- 2002 – Iraq disarmament crisis: United Nations weapons inspectors led by Hans Blix arrive in Iraq.
- 2003 – In the United Kingdom, the Local Government Act 2003, repealing Section 28, becomes effective.
- 2003 – The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rules 4–3 in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and gives the state legislature 180 days to change the law making Massachusetts the first state in the United States to grant marriage rights to same-sex couples.
- 2012 – Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria becomes the 118th Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria.
- 2013 – NASA launches the MAVEN probe to Mars.
- 701 – Itzam K'an Ahk II, Mayan ruler (d. 757)
- 709 – Emperor Kōnin of Japan (d. 782)
- 1522 – Lamoral, Count of Egmont (d. 1568)
- 1571 – Hippolytus Guarinonius, Italian physician and polymath (d. 1654)
- 1576 – Philipp Ludwig II, Count of Hanau-Münzenberg (d. 1612)
- 1630 – Eleonora Gonzaga, Italian wife of Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1686)
- 1647 – Pierre Bayle, French philosopher and author (d. 1706)
- 1727 – Philibert Commerson, French physician and explorer (d. 1773)
- 1736 – Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch, German harpsichord player and composer (d. 1800)
- 1756 – Thomas Burgess, English bishop and philosopher (d. 1837)
- 1772 – Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia (d. 1806)
- 1774 – Wilhelmine of Prussia, Queen of the Netherlands (d. 1837)
- 1785 – David Wilkie, Scottish painter and academic (d. 1841)
- 1787 – Louis Daguerre, French physicist and photographer, developed the daguerreotype (d. 1851)
- 1804 – Alfonso Ferrero La Marmora, Italian general and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1878)
- 1810 – Asa Gray, American botanist and academic (d. 1888)
- 1832 – Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Finnish-Swedish geologist and explorer (d. 1901)
- 1833 – James Patterson, English-Australian politician, 17th Premier of Victoria (d. 1895)
- 1836 – W. S. Gilbert, English playwright, poet, and illustrator (d. 1911)
- 1839 – August Kundt, German physicist and educator (d. 1894)
- 1856 – Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia (d. 1929)
- 1860 – Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Polish pianist, composer, and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland (d. 1941)
- 1861 – Dorothy Dix, American journalist and author (d. 1951)
- 1866 – Henry Daglish, Australian politician, 6th Premier of Western Australia (d. 1920)
- 1874 – Clarence Day, American author and poet (d. 1935)
- 1876 – Victor Hémery, French race car driver (d. 1950)
- 1880 – Naum Torbov, Bulgarian architect, designed the Central Sofia Market Hall (d. 1952)
- 1882 – Amelita Galli-Curci, Italian-American soprano (d. 1963)
- 1882 – Wyndham Lewis, English painter and critic (d. 1957)
- 1882 – Jacques Maritain, French philosopher and author (d. 1973)
- 1882 – Frances Gertrude McGill, pioneering Canadian forensic pathologist (d. 1959)
- 1883 – Carl Vinson, American judge and politician (d. 1981)
- 1886 – Ferenc Münnich, Hungarian soldier and politician, 47th Prime Minister of Hungary (d. 1967)
- 1888 – Frances Marion, American screenwriter, novelist and journalist (d. 1973)
- 1889 – Stanislav Kosior, Polish-Russian politician (d. 1939)
- 1891 – Gio Ponti, Italian architect, industrial designer, furniture designer, artist, and publisher.(d. 1979)
- 1897 – Patrick Blackett, Baron Blackett, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1974)
- 1899 – Eugene Ormandy, Hungarian-American violinist and conductor (d. 1985)
- 1899 – Howard Thurman, American author, philosopher and civil rights activist (d. 1981)
- 1901 – George Gallup, American statistician and academic (d. 1984)
- 1901 – V. Shantaram, Indian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1984)
- 1901 – Craig Wood, American golfer (d. 1968)
- 1902 – Franklin Adreon, American film and television director (d. 1979)
- 1904 – Alan Lennox-Boyd, 1st Viscount Boyd of Merton, English lieutenant and politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies (d. 1983)
- 1904 – Masao Koga, Japanese composer and guitarist (d. 1978)
- 1906 – Sait Faik Abasıyanık, Turkish author and poet (d. 1954)
- 1906 – Alec Issigonis, Greek-English car designer, designed the mini car (d. 1988)
- 1906 – Klaus Mann, German-American novelist, short story writer, and critic (d. 1949)
- 1906 – George Wald, American neurobiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)
- 1907 – Gustav Nezval, Czech actor (d. 1998)
- 1907 – Compay Segundo, Cuban singer-songwriter and guitarist (Buena Vista Social Club) (d. 2003)
- 1908 – Imogene Coca, American actress, comedian, and singer (d. 2001)
- 1909 – Johnny Mercer, American singer-songwriter and producer, co-founded Capitol Records (d. 1976)
- 1911 – Attilio Bertolucci, Italian poet and author (d. 2000)
- 1912 – Vic Hey, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. 1995)
- 1912 – Hilda Nickson, English author (d. 1977)
- 1913 – Endre Rozsda, Hungarian-French painter and illustrator (d. 1999)
- 1914 – Haguroyama Masaji, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 36th Yokozuna (d. 1969)
- 1915 – Ken Burkhart, American baseball player and umpire (d. 2004)
- 1917 – Beebe Steven Lynk, African-American chemist and author (d. 1948)
- 1917 – Pedro Infante, Mexican actor and singer (d. 1957)
- 1918 – İlhan Berk, Turkish poet and author (d. 2008)
- 1918 – Tasker Watkins, Welsh soldier, judge, and politician, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 2007)
- 1919 – Jocelyn Brando, American actress (d. 2005)
- 1920 – Mustafa Khalil, Egyptian lawyer and politician, 77th Prime Minister of Egypt (d. 2008)
- 1920 – Robert Fryer, American playwright and producer (d. 2000)
- 1920 – Ron Suart, English football player and manager (d. 2015)
- 1922 – Luis Somoza Debayle, Nicaraguan politician, 70th President of Nicaragua (d. 1967)
- 1922 – Marjorie Gestring, American springboard diver (d. 1992)
- 1923 – Alan Shepard, American admiral, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1998)
- 1923 – Ted Stevens, American soldier, lawyer, and politician (d. 2010)
- 1924 – Alexander Mackenzie Stuart, Baron Mackenzie-Stuart, Scottish soldier, engineer, and judge (d. 2000)
- 1924 – Anna Elisabeth (Lise) Østergaard, Danish psychologist and politician (d. 1996)
- 1925 – Gene Mauch, American baseball player and manager (d. 2005)
- 1927 – Hank Ballard, American R&B singer-songwriter (d. 2003)
- 1927 – Knowlton Nash, Canadian journalist and author (d. 2014)
- 1928 – Salvador Laurel, Filipino lawyer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of the Philippines (d. 2004)
- 1928 – Sheila Jordan, American singer-songwriter and pianist
- 1929 – Gianna D'Angelo, American soprano and educator (d. 2013)
- 1932 – Danny McDevitt, American baseball player (d. 2010)
- 1933 – Bruce Conner, American painter, photographer, and director (d. 2008)
- 1934 – Vassilis Vassilikos, Greek journalist and diplomat
- 1935 – Rudolf Bahro, German philosopher and politician (d. 1997)
- 1935 – Rodney Hall, Australian author and poet
- 1936 – Ennio Antonelli, Italian cardinal
- 1936 – Don Cherry, American trumpet player (Old and New Dreams, New York Contemporary Five, and Codona) (d. 1995)
- 1938 – Jules Mikhael Al-Jamil, Iraqi-Lebanese archbishop (d. 2012)
- 1938 – Norbert Ratsirahonana, Malagasy politician, Prime Minister of Madagascar
- 1938 – Karl Schranz, Austrian skier
- 1939 – Margaret Atwood, Canadian novelist, poet, and critic
- 1939 – Margaret Jay, Baroness Jay of Paddington, English journalist and politician, Leader of the House of Lords
- 1939 – Amanda Lear, Hong Kong-French singer-songwriter and actress
- 1939 – Brenda Vaccaro, American actress
- 1940 – James Welch, American novelist and poet (d. 2003)
- 1941 – Gary Bettenhausen, American race car driver (d. 2014)
- 1941 – Angela Watkinson, English educator and politician
- 1942 – Linda Evans, American actress
- 1942 – Susan Sullivan, American actress
- 1943 – Leonardo Sandri, Argentinian cardinal
- 1944 – Wolfgang Joop, German fashion designer, founded JOOP!
- 1944 – Edwin C. Krupp, American astronomer, archaeoastronomer, author, Director Griffith Observatory
- 1945 – Wilma Mankiller, American tribal chief (d. 2010)
- 1945 – Mahinda Rajapaksa, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 6th President of Sri Lanka
- 1946 – Alan Dean Foster, American author
- 1946 – Chris Rainbow, Scottish singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2015)
- 1947 – Timothy Maude, American general (d. 2001)
- 1947 – Jameson Parker, American actor and producer
- 1947 – Ross Wilson, Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- 1948 – Tõnis Mägi, Estonian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
- 1948 – Andrea Marcovicci, American actress and singer
- 1948 – Kongō Masahiro, Japanese sumo wrestler (d. 2014)
- 1948 – Ana Mendieta, Cuban-American sculptor and painter (d. 1985)
- 1948 – Jack Tatum, American football player (d. 2010)
- 1949 – Herman Rarebell, German rock drummer and songwriter
- 1950 – Graham Parker, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- 1950 – Rudy Sarzo, Cuban-American rock bass player
- 1951 – Pete Morelli, American businessman
- 1951 – Justin Raimondo, American journalist and author
- 1952 – Peter Beattie, Australian lawyer and politician, 36th Premier of Queensland
- 1952 – Delroy Lindo, English actor and director
- 1952 – John Parr, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- 1953 – Jan Kuehnemund, American rock guitarist (Vixen) (d. 2013)
- 1953 – Alan Moore, English author and illustrator
- 1953 – Kevin Nealon, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter
- 1955 – Carter Burwell, American composer and conductor
- 1956 – Noel Brotherston, Irish-English footballer and painter (d. 1995)
- 1956 – Warren Moon, American football player and sportscaster
- 1956 – Jim Weirich, American computer scientist, developed Rake Software (d. 2014)
- 1957 – Tony Bunn, American bassist, composer, producer, and writer
- 1958 – Daniel Brailovsky, Argentinian footballer and manager
- 1959 – Jimmy Quinn, Northern Irish footballer and manager
- 1960 – Elizabeth Perkins, American actress
- 1960 – Yeşim Ustaoğlu, Turkish director, producer, and screenwriter
- 1960 – Kim Wilde, English singer-songwriter
- 1961 – Steven Moffat, Scottish screenwriter and producer
- 1962 – Bart Bryant, American golfer
- 1962 – Kirk Hammett, American guitarist and songwriter
- 1963 – Len Bias, American basketball player (d. 1986)
- 1963 – Dante Bichette, American baseball player and coach
- 1963 – Peter Schmeichel, Danish footballer and sportscaster
- 1963 – Joost Zwagerman, Dutch author and poet (d. 2015)
- 1964 – Rita Cosby, American journalist and author
- 1964 – Nadia Sawalha, English actress
- 1965 – Tim DeLaughter, American singer-songwriter and musician (Tripping Daisy; The Polyphonic Spree)
- 1967 – Tom Gordon, American baseball player
- 1967 – Jocelyn Lemieux, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
- 1967 – Gavin Peacock, English footballer and sportscaster
- 1968 – Barry Hunter, Irish footballer and manager
- 1968 – George Kotsiopoulos, American stylist and journalist
- 1968 – Romany Malco, American rapper, producer, actor, and screenwriter (College Boyz)
- 1968 – Gary Sheffield, American baseball player and coach
- 1968 – Owen Wilson, American actor, producer, comedian and screenwriter
- 1969 – Sam Cassell, American basketball player and coach
- 1969 – Ahmed Helmy, Egyptian actor
- 1969 – Koichiro Kimura, Japanese mixed martial artist and wrestler (d. 2014)
- 1969 – Duncan Sheik, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
- 1970 – Mike Epps, American comedian, actor, and producer
- 1970 – Megyn Kelly, American lawyer and journalist
- 1970 – Peta Wilson, Australian model and actress
- 1971 – Therese Coffey, English chemist and politician
- 1971 – Terrance Hayes, American poet and academic
- 1971 – Matthew Rodwell, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster
- 1972 – Jeroen Straathof, Dutch cyclist and speed skater
- 1972 – Zubeen Garg, an Indian singer, composer, songwriter, music producer, film director, philanthropist
- 1973 – Jonnie Irwin, English television presenter and business expert
- 1973 – Nic Pothas, South African cricketer and coach
- 1974 – Graham Coughlan, Irish footballer and coach
- 1974 – Chloë Sevigny, American actress and fashion designer
- 1974 – Petter Solberg, Norwegian race car driver
- 1975 – Lucy Akhurst, English actress and producer
- 1975 – Shawn Camp, American baseball player
- 1975 – Anthony McPartlin, English comedian, actor, and producer
- 1975 – David Ortiz, Dominican-American baseball player
- 1975 – Pastor Troy, American rapper, producer, and actor
- 1975 – Jason Williams, American basketball player
- 1976 – Shagrath, Norwegian singer-songwriter (Dimmu Borgir Chrome Division, Ov Hell, and Fimbulwinter)
- 1976 – Dominic Armato, American voice actor
- 1976 – Sage Francis, American rapper (Non-Prophets)
- 1976 – Matt Welsh, Australian swimmer
- 1976 – Mona Zaki, Egyptian actress
- 1977 – Trent Barrett, Australian rugby league player, coach, and sportscaster
- 1978 – Damien Johnson, Irish footballer
- 1978 – Aldo Montano, Italian fencer
- 1979 – Neeti Mohan, Indian playback singer
- 1980 – Hamza al-Ghamdi, Saudi Arabian terrorist, hijacker of United Airlines Flight 175 (d. 2001)
- 1980 – Luke Chadwick, English footballer
- 1980 – Minori Chihara, Japanese voice actress and singer
- 1980 – François Duval, Belgian race car driver
- 1980 – Denny Hamlin, American race car driver
- 1980 – Dustin Kensrue, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- 1981 – Dianne dela Fuente, Filipino singer and actress
- 1981 – Nasim Pedrad, Iranian-American actress
- 1981 – Vittoria Puccini, Italian actress
- 1981 – Sian Reese-Williams, Welsh theatre and television actress and singer
- 1981 – Maggie Stiefvater, American author
- 1981 – Allison Tolman, American actress
- 1981 – Christina Vidal, American actress and singer
- 1982 – Greg Estandia, American football player
- 1983 – Travis Buck, American baseball player
- 1983 – Michael Dawson, English footballer
- 1983 – Jon Lech Johansen, Norwegian computer programmer and engineer, created DeCSS
- 1984 – Ryohei Chiba, Japanese singer and dancer
- 1984 – Enar Jääger, Estonian footballer
- 1985 – Allyson Felix, American sprinter
- 1985 – Christian Siriano, American fashion designer
- 1987 – Yoon Park, South Korean actor
- 1988 – Jeffrey Jordan, American basketball player
- 1988 – Michael Roach, American soccer player
- 1989 – Lu Jiajing, Chinese tennis player
- 1989 – Natalie Osman, American wrestler
- 1990 – Myk Perez, Filipino singer
- 1991 – Ahmed Kelly, Iraqi-Australian swimmer
- 1991 – Noppawan Lertcheewakarn, Thai tennis player
- 1992 – Nathan Kress, American actor and director
- 1992 – Steven Skrzybski, German footballer
- 1993 – Zhang Zetian, Chinese businesswoman and investor
- 1994 – Danka Kovinić, Montenegrin professional tennis player
- 1994 – Bernhard Luxbacher, Austrian footballer
- 1994 – Kelly Versteeg, Dutch tennis player
- 1994 – Akiyuki Hashimoto, Japanese sprinter
- 1997 – Humaima Malick, Pakistani actor
- 1998 – Nick Cotric, Australian rugby league player
- 942 – Odo of Cluny, Frankish abbot and saint (b. c. 878)
- 953 – Liutgard of Saxony, duchess of Lorraine (b. 931)
- 1100 – Thomas of Bayeux, archbishop of York
- 1154 – Adelaide of Maurienne, French queen consort (b. 1092)
- 1170 – Albert the Bear, margrave of Brandenburg (b. c. 1100)
- 1247 – Robin Hood, heroic outlaw in English folklore (b. 1160)
- 1259 – Adam Marsh, English scholar and theologian
- 1305 – John II, duke of Brittany (b. 1239)
- 1313 – Constance of Portugal, Portuguese infanta (b. 1290)
- 1349 – Frederick II, Margrave of Meissen (b. 1310)
- 1441 – Roger Bolingbroke, English cleric, astronomer, astrologer, magister and alleged necromancer
- 1472 – Basilius Bessarion, titular patriarch of Constantinople (b. c. 1403)
- 1482 – Gedik Ahmed Pasha, Ottoman politician, 17th Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
- 1559 – Cuthbert Tunstall, English bishop (b. 1474)
- 1565 – Yun Won-hyung, Korean writer and politician (b. 1509)
- 1590 – George Talbot, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury, English commander and politician, Lord High Steward of Ireland (b. 1528)
- 1664 – Miklós Zrínyi, Croatian and Hungarian military leader and statesman (b. 1620)
- 1724 – Bartolomeu de Gusmão, Portuguese priest (b. 1685)
- 1785 – Louis Philippe I, Duke of Orléans (b. 1725)
- 1797 – Jacques-Alexandre Laffon de Ladebat, French shipbuilder and merchant (b. 1719)
- 1814 – William Jessop, English engineer (b. 1745)
- 1830 – Adam Weishaupt, German philosopher and academic, founded the Illuminati (b. 1748)
- 1852 – Rose Philippine Duchesne, French-American nun and saint (b. 1769)
- 1886 – Chester A. Arthur, American general, lawyer, and politician, 21st President of the United States (b. 1829)
- 1889 – William Allingham, Irish-English poet and scholar (b. 1824)
- 1909 – Renée Vivien, English-French poet (b. 1877)
- 1922 – Marcel Proust, French author and critic (b. 1871)
- 1927 – Scipione Borghese, 10th Prince of Sulmona Italian race car driver, explorer, and politician (b. 1871)
- 1936 – V. O. Chidambaram Pillai, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1872)
- 1940 – Ivane Javakhishvili, Georgian historian and academic (b. 1876)
- 1941 – Émile Nelligan, Canadian poet and author (b. 1879)
- 1941 – Walther Nernst, German chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1864)
- 1941 – Chris Watson, Chilean-Australian journalist and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1867)
- 1952 – Paul Éluard, French poet and author (b. 1895)
- 1962 – Niels Bohr, Danish footballer, physicist, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1885)
- 1965 – Henry A. Wallace, American academic and politician, 33rd Vice President of the United States (b. 1888)
- 1969 – Ted Heath, English trombonist and bandleader (b. 1902)
- 1969 – Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., American businessman and diplomat, 44th United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom (b. 1888)
- 1972 – Danny Whitten, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Crazy Horse) (b. 1943)
- 1976 – Man Ray, American-French photographer and painter (b. 1890)
- 1977 – Kurt Schuschnigg, Italian-Austrian lawyer and politician, 15th Federal Chancellor of Austria (b. 1897)
- 1978 – Jim Jones, American cult leader, founded Peoples Temple (b. 1931)
- 1978 – Leo Ryan, American soldier, educator, and politician (b. 1925)
- 1979 – Freddie Fitzsimmons, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1901)
- 1980 – Conn Smythe, Canadian soldier, ice hockey player, and businessman (b. 1895)
- 1984 – Mary Hamman, American journalist and author (b. 1907)
- 1986 – Gia Carangi, American model (b. 1960)
- 1987 – Jacques Anquetil, French cyclist (b. 1934)
- 1991 – Gustáv Husák, Slovak lawyer and politician, 9th President of Czechoslovakia (b. 1913)
- 1994 – Cab Calloway, American singer-songwriter and bandleader (The Cab Calloway Orchestra) (b. 1907)
- 1994 – Peter Ledger, Australian painter and illustrator (b. 1945)
- 1995 – Miron Grindea, Romanian-English journalist (b. 1909)
- 1998 – Tara Singh Hayer, Indian-Canadian journalist and publisher (b. 1936)
- 1999 – Paul Bowles, American composer and author (b. 1910)
- 1999 – Doug Sahm, American singer and guitarist (b. 1941)
- 2001 – Walter Matuszczak, Polish-American football player 1939 All-America, 1941 New York Giants draft (b. 1918)
- 2002 – James Coburn, American actor (b. 1928)
- 2003 – Michael Kamen, American composer and conductor (b. 1948)
- 2004 – Robert Bacher, American physicist and academic (b. 1905)
- 2004 – Cy Coleman, American pianist and composer (b. 1929)
- 2005 – Harold J. Stone, American actor (b. 1911)
- 2009 – Red Robbins, American basketball player (b. 1944)
- 2010 – Freddy Beras-Goico, Dominican comedian and television host (b. 1940)
- 2010 – Brian G. Marsden, English-American astronomer and academic (b. 1937)
- 2012 – Emilio Aragón Bermúdez, Spanish clown, singer, and accordion player (b. 1929)
- 2012 – Phoebe Hearst Cooke, American businesswoman and philanthropist (b. 1927)
- 2012 – Philip Ledger, English organist, composer, and academic (b. 1937)
- 2012 – Kenny Morgans, Welsh footballer and manager (b. 1939)
- 2013 – Thomas Howard, American football player (b. 1983)
- 2013 – Bennett Reimer, American author and academic (b. 1932)
- 2013 – S. R. D. Vaidyanathan, Indian nadaswaram player and composer (b. 1929)
- 2013 – Ljubomir Vračarević, Serbian martial artist, founded Real Aikido (b. 1947)
- 2013 – Peter Wintonick, Canadian director and producer (b. 1953)
- 2014 – Dave Appell, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1922)
- 2014 – Pepe Eliaschev, Argentinian journalist and author (b. 1945)
- 2014 – Ahmad Lozi, Jordanian educator and politician, 48th Prime Minister of Jordan (b. 1925)
- 2014 – C. Rudhraiya, Indian director and producer (b. 1947)
- 2015 – Abdelhamid Abaaoud, Belgian-Moroccan terrorist (b. 1987)
- 2015 – Dan Halldorson, Canadian-American golfer (b. 1952)
- 2015 – Jonah Lomu, New Zealand rugby player (b. 1975)
- 2016 – Sharon Jones, American soul and funk singer (b. 1956)
- 2017 – Malcolm Young, Scottish-Australian hard rock guitarist (b. 1953)
- 11/17/18--20:28: ΣΗΜΕΡΑ-18 ΝΟΕΜΒΡΙΟΥ
- 11/17/18--20:29: THIS DAY IN MUSIC
- 11/17/18--20:33: AΠΟ ΤΟ ΑΡΧΕΙΟ ΜΟΥ 301
- 11/18/18--02:12: ΧΡΙΣΤΟΥΓΕΝΝΙΑΤΙΚΗ ΝΕΑ ΥΟΡΚΗ ΣΤΟ ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΙΚΟ ΜΟΥΣΕΙΟ.
- 11/18/18--02:17: ΧΡΙΣΤΟΥΓΕΝΝΑ ΣΤΗ ΝΕΑ ΥΟΡΚΗ
- 11/18/18--02:22: ΑΡΚΟΙ-ΕΝΑΣ ΜΑΘΗΤΗΣ,ΕΝΑΣ ΔΑΣΚΑΛΟΣ ΣΤΟ ΣΧΟΛΕΙΟ
- 11/18/18--04:02: Article 1
- 11/18/18--04:04: Article 0
- 11/18/18--20:06: 19 ΝΟΕΜΒΡΙΟΥ
|November 17th: On this Day|
|1957, Harry Belafonte was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Mary's Boy Child,' the first single to sell over 1 million copies in the UK. It stayed at No.1 for seven weeks making it this years Christmas No.1. The first Christmas song to hit No.1 in two different versions - the other was Boney M's version in 1978.|
|1962, The Four Seasons started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Big Girls Don't Cry', the group's second No.1 of the year. It made No.13 in the UK.|
|1963, John Weightman the Headmaster of a Surrey Grammar School, banned all pupils from having Beatle haircuts saying, "this ridiculous style brings out the worst in boys physically. It makes them look like morons."|
|1966, The Beach Boys were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Good Vibrations.' As a child, Brian Wilsons mother told him that dogs could pick up "vibrations" from people, so that the dog would bark at "bad vibrations" Wilson turned this into the general idea for the song.|
|1967, A 16 date UK package tour with Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, The Move, The Nice and Amen Corner played at the City Hall, Sheffield. A review in the Sheffield Star noted: 'Like an electrified golliwog, Jimi Hendrix threw himself into a live-wire act that featured his intricate guitar interpretation. Quite an Experience'. Pink Floyd also released their third single Apples And Oranges today in the UK.|
|1971, Slade were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Coz I Luv You', the group's first of six No.1's. The misspelt song titles became a trademark for Slade, causing a great furore among teachers up and down the country.|
|1973, The Who's double album Quadrophenia entered the UK album chart peaking at No.2. One of two two full-scale rock operas from The Who (the other being the 1969 ‘Tommy’). The 1979 film based on the story stars Phil Daniels, Toyah Willcox, Ray Winstone, Michael Elphick and Sting.|
|1979, Jethro Tull bass player John Glascock died at the age of 28, as a result of a congenital heart defect. Had also been a member of Chicken Shack.|
|1984, Wham! Were at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Make It Big' and No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Wake Me Up Before You Go Go'. Michael's inspiration for the song was a scribbled note left by his Wham! partner Andrew Ridgeley for Andrew's parents, originally intended to read "wake me up before you go" but with "up" accidentally written twice, so Ridgeley wrote "go" twice on purpose.|
|1990, David Crosby from Crosby Stills Nash & Young was admitted to hospital after breaking a leg, shoulder and ankle after crashing his Harley Davidson motorbike.|
|1992, At the end of a long battle to claim royalties Jimmy Merchant and Herman Santiago ex of Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, received an estimated $4 million in back payments from the song 'Why Do Fools Fall In Love'.|
|1995, English singer-songwriter and founding member of folk rock band, Lindisfarne Alan Hull died of a heart attack aged 50 whilst working on a new album, Statues & Liberties. After his death, Hull's ashes were scattered at the mouth of the River Tyne. Lindisfarne scored the 1972 UK No.3 single 'Lady Eleanor', 'Fog on the Tyne' and 'Run for Home'. On 19 July 2012, following a public campaign an Alan Hull memorial plaque was unveiled on the front of Newcastle City Hall, at a ceremony attended by hundreds of fans.|
|1996, The Spice Girls were at No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut release 'Spice Girls.' Five singles were released from the album: 'Wannabe', 'Say You'll Be There', '2 Become 1', 'Who Do You Think You Are' and 'Mama'. The first single, 'Wannabe', went to No.1 in 31 countries, and the next two singles, 'Say You'll Be There' and '2 Become 1', the top of the charts in 53 countries.|
|2000, It was reported that Andy White who played drums on The Beatles track 'Love Me Do' which was featured on the new Beatles Greatest Hits album would not earn enough from it to buy his own copy. White would get no more than his original session fee of £7.|
|2003, American soul singer Arthur Conley died of intestinal cancer in Ruurlo, The Netherlands at the age of 57. Had the 1967 US No.2 & UK No.7 single 'Sweet Soul Music'. He first recorded in 1959 as the lead singer of Arthur & the Corvets.|
|2003, 21 year-old Britney Spears became the youngest singer to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The only other performer to get a Hollywood star at her age was Little House on the Prairie actress Melissa Gilbert.|
|2003, George Michael signed a new contract with the record company he took to court in 1993. The singer re-signed to Sony in a deal that included his extensive back catalogue. Michael had failed in his court wrangle with Sony after accusing it of "professional slavery"; his contract was bought out by Virgin Records.|
|2003, American country music legend Don Gibson died of natural causes aged 75. Scored the 1958 US No.7 single 'Oh Lonesome Me', (covered by Neil Young on his After The Gold Rush album), 1961 UK No.14 single 'Sea Of Heartbreak'. His song ‘I Can't Stop Loving You’, has been recorded by over 700 artists, most notably by Ray Charles in 1962.|
|2007, The Eagles were at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Long Road Out Of Eden’ the bands seventh studio album and first since 1979.|
|2010, Patti Smith won the National Book Award for her memoir 'Just Kids'.|
|2011, Sheriff's deputies in South Los Angeles charged 61-year-old Bonnie Pointer of The Pointer Sisters for possessing rock cocaine after the car she was driving in was pulled over for a mechanical malfunction.|
|2014, American soul singer Jimmy Ruffin died aged 78. Ruffin who was the elder brother of David Ruffin of the Temptations had the 1974 UK No.4 single 'What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted'. In 1980, Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees produced his album Sunrise and the hit single 'Hold On To My Love', reached No.10 in the US and No.7 in the UK.|
|November 17th: Born on this day|
|1937, Born on this day, Peter Cook, comedian (Derek & Clive), compere of UK TV music show 'Revolver'. (1965 UK No.18 single with Dudley Moore, 'Goodbye-ee' Cook died on 9th January 1995.|
|1937, Born on this day, Geoff Goddard, songwriter, wrote 'Johnny Remember Me', played keyboards on The Tornadoes 1962 No.1 hit 'Telstar'. He died on 15th May 2000 aged 62.|
|1938, Born on this day, Gordon Lightfoot, Canadian singer, (1971 UK No.30 single 'If You Could Read My Mind', 1974 US No.1 single 'Sundown').|
|1942, Born on this day, Bob Gaudio, The Royal Teens, (1958 US No.3 single 'Short Shorts). The Four Seasons, who had the 1960s hits 'Sherry', 'Big Girls Don't Cry', 'Walk Like a Man', and the 1976 UK & US No.1 single 'December 1963, (Oh What A Night').|
|1944, Born on this day, Gene Clark, singer, songwriter, The New Christy Minstrels, The Byrds, (1965 UK & US No.1 single 'Mr Tambourine Man'). Solo, (1974 album, 'No Other'). Died of a heart attack on 24th May 1991 aged 49.|
|1946, Born on this day, English rock musician Martin Barre best known for his work with progressive rock band Jethro Tull from their second album in 1969 to the band's initial dissolution in 2012.|
|1947, Born on this day, Rod Clements from English group Lindisfarne who had the 1970s hit singles 'Meet Me on the Corner', 'Lady Eleanor and 'Run For Home'. Their album Fog on the Tyne became the biggest selling UK album in 1972.|
|1947, Born on this day, Robert Antoni, vocals, Nazz, Utopia with Todd Rundgren.|
|1948, Born on this day, Iain Sutherland, Sutherland Brothers And Quiver, (1976 UK No.5 single 'Arms Of Mary').|
|1956, Born on this day, Peter Cox singer with Go West who had the 1985 UK No.5 single 'We Close Our Eyes' and hits with 'Call Me' and King of Wishful Thinking. They were named Best British Newcomer at the 1986 Brit Awards|
|1957, Born on this day, Jim Babjak, US group, The Smithereens, (1988 US No.41 album 'Smithereens 11).|
|1960, Born on this day, RuPaul, US male drag queen, (1994 UK No.7 single with Elton John, 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart', 1998 UK No.21 single, 'It's Raining Men').|
|1966, Born on this day, Jeff Buckley, US singer songwriter, (1995 album 'Grace'). His singer songwriter father Tim Buckley, died on 29th June 1975 of a heroin and morphine overdose. Jeff Buckley drowned on 29th May 1997 in Wolf River Harbor on the Mississippi River - during a spontaneous evening swim - wearing boots and all of his clothing.|
|1966, Born on this day, Richard Fortus American guitarist. He is best known as a member of Guns N' Roses with whom he has been a member since 2002. Fortus has also collaborated extensively with The Psychedelic Furs frontman Richard Butler.|
|1967, Born on this day, Ronald Devoe, singer from American R&B group New Edition who had the 1983 UK No.1 single 'Candy Girl', and with Bell Biv De Voe had the 1990 US No.3 single 'Do Me!'.|
|1980, Born on this day, American musician Isaac Hanson, guitar, keyboards and vocals with Hanson who had the 1997 UK & US No.1 single 'MMMbop'. Hanson has sold over 16 million records worldwide and have had 8 top 40 albums and 6 top 40 singles in the US.|
|1981, Born on this day, Sarah Harding, from English-Irish pop girl group Girls Aloud, which was created through the ITV talent show Popstars: The Rivals in 2002. They scored the 2002 UK No.1 single 'Sound Of The Underground' and over 20 UK Top 20 singles. They hold the record for "Most Consecutive Top Ten Entries in the UK by a Female Group.|
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Η χιονόπτωση στην περιοχή είναι ασθενής, ωστόσο στις Κεραίες το χιόνι πυκνώνει.
1820: ο Αμερικανός πλωτάρχης Ναθάνιελ Πάλμερ ανακαλύπτει την Ανταρκτική.
1825: οι επαναστατημένοι Έλληνες νικούν τους Τούρκους στο Δίστομο Βοιωτίας.
1899: γεννιέται στη Βουδαπέστη ο Αμερικανός μαέστρος Eugene Ormandy.
1901: η Βρετανία εκδίδει Λευκή Βίβλο επεξηγώντας την πολιτική της των στρατοπέδων συγκέντρωσης στη Νότια Αφρική.
1903: ο Παναμάς εκχωρεί στις ΗΠΑ την περιοχή, όπου κατασκευάζεται η Διώρυγα. Το έργο ξεκίνησε το 1881 και ολοκληρώθηκε 33 χρόνια μετά, το 1914.
1909: καταργείται στο Βέλγιο η ετήσια κλήρωση, με την οποία επιλέγονταν εκείνοι που θα υπηρετούσαν στις ένοπλες δυνάμεις.
1916: "συμμαχικά αγήματα της Αντάντ κάνουν απόβαση στο Φάληρο και συγκρούονται με τον ελληνικό στρατό (""Νοεμβριανά"")."
1918: η Λετονία ανακηρύσσει την ανεξαρτησία της από την Ρωσία.
1918: οι Βέλγοι ξαναπαίρνουν τις Βρυξέλες μετά από τέσσερα χρόνια κατοχής της πόλης από του Γερμανούς.
1920: στην Κωνσταντινούπολη φτάνουν 140.000 Αρμένιοι πρόσφυγες, από την Κριμαία.
1922: πεθαίνει στο Παρίσι σε ηλικία 51 ετών ο Γάλλος συγγραφέας, Μαρσέλ Προυστ.
1923: γεννιέται ο ’Αλαν Σέπαρντ, ο πρώτος Αμερικανός, που εκτοξεύτηκε στο Διάστημα το 1961.
1926: "ο Ιρλανδός συγγραφέας Τζορτζ Μπέρναρντ Σο αρνείται να παραλάβει τα χρήματα από το βραβείο Νόμπελ Λογοτεχνίας με το οποίο τιμήθηκε λέγοντας χαρακτηριστικά: ""Μπορώ να συγχωρήσω τον ’Αλφρεντ Νομπέλ για την εφεύρεση του δυναμίτη αλλά μόνο ένα ανθρώπινο τέρας θα μπορούσε να εφεύρει τα Βραβεία Νόμπελ""!"
1927: ο πρόεδρος της Διεθνούς Ομοσπονδίας πετυχαίνει τη δημιουργία επιτροπής μελέτης για το Παγκόσμιο Πρωτάθλημα Ποδοσφαίρου.
1928: "κάνει πρεμιέρα στο ""Κόλονι""της Νέας Υόρκης ο διάσημος ήρωας των κινουμένων σχεδίων Μίκι Μάους, στην ταινία του Γουόλτ Ντίσνεϊ ""Το ατμόπλοιο του Γουίλι""."
1934: γεννιέται στη Θάσο ο συγγραφέας Βασίλης Βασιλικός.
1935: με συντακτική πράξη απαγορεύεται στην Ελλάδα η πρόσληψη γυναικών σε δημόσιες υπηρεσίες.
1938: ο πρωθυπουργός Ιωάννης Μεταξάς αναχωρεί για την ’Αγκυρα, προκειμένου να παραστεί στην κηδεία του Κεμάλ Ατατούρκ.
1939: στη Γερμανία, το Ράιχ επιβάλει 10ωρη καθημερινή εργασία για να αντισταθμίσει την έλλειψη εργατικού δυναμικού.
1940: ο Αδόλφος Χίτλερ και ο Ιταλός υπουργός Εξωτερικών Γκαλεάτσο Τσιάνο συναντώνται προκειμένου να συζητήσουν για την καταστροφική για τον Μουσολίνι εισβολή στην Ελλάδα. Την ίδια μέρα αρχίζει η ελληνική αντεπίθεση στο αλβανικό μέτωπο. Καθώς ξημερώνει η 19η Νοέμβρη οι Ιταλοί βρίσκονται στις θέσεις, που κατείχαν πριν από την 28η Οκτώβρη. Και πλέον πρέπει να τις υπερασπιστούν.
1942: γεννιέται η ηθοποιός Λίντα Έβανς.
1952: μετά από πολυάριθμες επιθέσεις από την οργάνωση Μάο-Μάο, διατάσσεται κατάσταση επαγρύπνησης στη βρετανική αποικία της Κένυας.
1952: πεθαίνει ο Γάλλος ποιητής και κομουνιστής Πολ Ελιάρ.
1959: ο Joe Baker γράφει ιστορία όταν γίνεται ο πρώτος ποδοσφαιριστής εκτός football league που παίζει με την Eθνική Αγγλίας και σκοράρει στο 2-1 επί της Β. Ιρλανδίας στο Wembley.
1960: γεννιέται η τραγουδίστρια της ποπ Κιμ Γουάιλντ.
1961: "ο τζόκεϊ Eddie Arcaro τερματίζει τρίτος ιππεύοντας τον ""Endymion""στην τελευταία κούρσα της καριέρας του στο Pimlico Futurity και αποσύρεται με κέρδη 30.039.543 δολάρια."
1962: πεθαίνει ο Δανός φυσικός Νιλς Μπορ σε ηλικία 77 ετών. Από τα μεγαλύτερα επιτεύγματά του είναι η θεωρία του περί ατόμου, κατά την οποία μέσα στο άτομο κινούνται τα ηλεκτρόνια σε καθορισμένες τροχιές γύρω από τον πυρήνα.
1963: τίθεται σε λειτουργία το πρώτο τηλέφωνο με κουμπιά.
1963: το Μαρόκο παρενοχλεί την Αλγερία με επιθέσεις στα σύνορα.
1966: "πεθαίνει ο Ζαν Πεζό, ιδιοκτήτης της γνωστής γαλλικής αυτοκινητοβιομηχανίας ""Peugeot""."
1970: η Δυτική Γερμανία και η Πολωνία υπογράφουν συνθήκη που αναγνωρίζει ως κοινό τους σύνορο τη γραμμή Όντεν-Νάισε.
1972: στη Μόσχα, ο Ζαχάροφ τίθεται επικεφαλής 51 μαχητών για τα ανθρώπινα δικαιώματα και ζητά αμνηστία για τους πολιτικούς κρατούμενους.
1974: γεννιέται η Αμερικανίδα ηθοποιός Κλοέ Σεβινί.
1976: εγκαθιδρύεται Δημοκρατία στην Ισπανία, έπειτα από 37 χρόνια δικτατορίας του στρατηγού Φράνκο.
1978: πραγματοποιείται ομαδική αυτοκτονία από τους πιστούς της αίρεσης του Αμερικανού πάστορα Τζιμς Τζόουνς στη Τζόουνστάουν. Τους πείθει να πιουν φρουτοχυμό, που περιέχει κυανιούχα ουσία ενώ όσοι αρνούνται πυροβολούνται θανάσιμα. Ανάμεσα στους 913 νεκρούς είναι και 276 παιδιά.
1981: πεθαίνει ο παλαίμαχος κομμουνιστής αγωνιστής Λευτέρης Αποστόλου, ένα από τα ιδρυτικά στελέχη του ΕΑΜ, που είχε διατελέσει μέλος της Κεντρικής Επιτροπής του ΚΚΕ.
1984: γίνεται η τελετή έναρξης της 26ης Ολυμπιάδας Σκακιού στη Θεσσαλονίκη, της πρώτης που γίνεται στην Ελλάδα. Η ομάδα της Σοβιετικής Ένωσης αγωνίζεται χωρίς τα δύο πρώτα αστέρια της, τον Καρπόφ και τον Κασπάροφ, που την επόμενη ημέρα παίζουν την 26η παρτίδα τους στη Μόσχα για τον παγκόσμιο τίτλο. Το σύνθημα, που κυριαρχεί στην τελετή έναρξης είναι η επιστροφή και μόνιμη τέλεση των Ολυμπιακών Αγώνων στην Ελλάδα.
1985: πεθαίνει ο ρεμπέτης Δημήτρης Γκόγκος ή Μπαγιαντέρας.
1986: στις ΗΠΑ, ο χρηματιστής Ιβάν Μπόσκι καλείται να πληρώσει πρόστιμο 10 εκατομμυρίων δολαρίων για την ανάμειξη του σε αγοροπωλησίες αξιών με βάση πληροφορίες, που συνέλεξε μυστικά κατά παράνομο τρόπο. Πρόκειται για ένα από τα μεγαλύτερα σκάνδαλα της Γουόλ Στρητ.
1989: χάνει την προεδρία της Βουλγαρίας αλλά και του Κομμουνιστικού Κόμματος, ο ηγέτης με την πιο μακρόχρονη παραμονή στην εξουσία, Τιοντόρ Ζίβκοφ.
1990: η Μόνικα Σέλες κερδίζει την Γκαμπριέλα Σαμπατίνι στον τελικό του πρωταθλήματος Βιρτζίνια Σλιμς στη Νέα Υόρκη με 6-4, 5-7, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, στον πρώτο τελικό που πάει στα 5 σετ μετά τον διπλό τελικό του US Open το 1901.
1990: πεθαίνει σε ηλικία 79 ετών ο γκόλφερ Fred Daly, ο μοναδικός Ιρλανδός νικητής πρωταθλήματος Open (το 1947).
1991: αφήνεται ελεύθερος από Σιίτες Μουσουλμάνους απαγωγείς ο διπλωματικός απεσταλμένος Terry Waite.
1991: διατάζει την παράδοση του Βούκοβαρ στο γιουγκοσλαβικό στρατό ο στρατιωτικός διοικητής της κροατικής πόλης.
1991: πεθαίνει σε ηλικία 78 ετών ο πρώην Πρόεδρος της Τσεχοσλοβακίας και ηγέτης του Κομμουνιστικού Κόμματος, Γκούσταβ Χούζακ.
1992: 1.575 επιστήμονες, μεταξύ των οποίων και 99 νομπελίστες, υπογράφουν έκκληση για τη σωτηρία της Γης, η οποία εκτιμούν πως αντιμετωπίζει βραχυπρόθεσμα την προοπτική της κατάρρευσης.
1992: ορίζεται από τον ΟΗΕ πρέσβειρα καλής θελήσεως για τους πρόσφυγες όλου του κόσμου η ηθοποιός Σοφία Λόρεν.
1993: στη Νιγηρία, ο νέος Πρόεδρος, στρατηγός Σάνι Αμπάτσα, διαλύει όλους τους δημοκρατικούς θεσμούς.
1994: η Βουλή της Φινλανδίας εγκρίνει την ένταξη της χώρας στην Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση.
1994: πεθαίνει ο μουσικός Cab Calloway.
1994: στη Λωρίδα της Γάζας, δυνάμεις της παλαιστινιακής αστυνομίας ανοίγουν για πρώτη φορά πυρ κατά διαδηλωτών. Τουλάχιστον 12 άτομα χάνουν τη ζωή τους και 200 τραυματίστηκαν.
1995: ανακοινώνει την πρόθεσή του να προχωρήσει στην ίδρυση κόμματος ή κινήματος ο Δημήτρης Τσοβόλας.
1995: πραγματοποιείται επέμβαση στο Πολυτεχνείο από τα ΜΑΤ, λίγο μετά την απόφαση της Συγκλήτου για άρση του πανεπιστημιακού ασύλου. 479 άτομα συλλαμβάνονται.
1996: προκαλεί ανησυχία στους Παλαιστινίους, η εντολή του Ισραηλινού υπουργού ’Αμυνας Μορντεχάι, να αναπτυχθεί ο εβραϊκός οικισμός στη Χεβρώνα.
1996: πυρκαγιά ξεσπά σε τρένο, που διασχίζει το τούνελ της Μάγχης, που συνδέει τη Γαλλία και τη Βρετανία. Τραυματίζονται 34 άτομα.
1997: "ψηφίζεται στην ολομέλεια της Βουλής το νομοσχέδιο ""Καποδίστριας"", που προβλέπει τις συνενώσεις δήμων και κοινοτήτων."
2002: "το Εθνικό Συμβούλιο της Κύπρου εξουσιοδοτεί τον Πρόεδρο Γλαύκο Κληρίδη να ανακοινώσει στον ΟΗΕ ότι, το σχέδιο Ανάν για τη λύση του Κυπριακού, γίνεται δεκτό ως βάση διαπραγμάτευσης. Την ίδια ώρα στην Αθήνα, ο πρωθυπουργός Κώστας Σημίτης, υποδέχεται το νικητή των τουρκικών εκλογών Ρετζέπ Ταγίπ Ερντογάν, ο οποίος δηλώνει ότι ""ονειρεύεται τις μέρες, που δε θα υπάρχουν διαφορές ανάμεσα στην Τουρκία και την Ελλάδα""."
|November 18th: On this Day|
|1956, Fats Domino appeared on the US TV Ed Sullivan Show performing 'Blueberry Hill.' Before the song became a rock and roll standard it had been recorded by various artists including Louis Armstrong, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Gene Autryand Jimmy Dorsey. The version by Fats Domino was ranked No.82 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.|
|1963, The Beatles received silver LP discs for 'Please Please Me' and 'With the Beatles' at a ceremony held at EMI House in London. They also received a silver EP for 'Twist and Shout' and a silver single for 'She Loves You'. The band then attend a cocktail party and a formal lunch in the EMI boardroom with company executives and invited guests. Also on this day, the US NBC news program "The Huntley-Brinkley Report" was the first to air footage (albeit pre-recorded) of The Beatles in concert.|
|1965, Manfred Mann, The Yardbirds and Paul and Barry Ryan all appeared at the ABC Cinema, Stockton, Cleveland, North East England.|
|1970, Led Zeppelin III was at No.1 on the UK & US album charts. The original cover and interior gatefold art consisted of a surreal collection of random images. Behind the front cover was a rotatable laminated card disc, covered with more images, including photos of the band members, which showed through holes in the cover. The distinctive cover was based on a suggestion of Jimmy Page's that it should resemble an old-fashioned gardening seed chart. Designed by Richard Drew aka Zacron, the sleeve photographs were taken by fellow Leeds Polytechnic lecturer Martin Salisbury.|
|1971, Memphis blues singer and musician Herman 'Junior' Parker died aged 39 during surgery for a brain tumor. Parker was discovered in 1952 by Ike Turner, who signed him to Modern Records. Parker then signed to Sun Records in 1953. There they produced three successful songs including ‘Feelin' Good’ a No.5 on the Billboard R&B charts.|
|1972, Cat Stevens started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Catch Bull At Four'. The title was taken from one of the Ten Bulls of Zen a series of short poems and accompanying pictures that are intended to illustrate the stages of a Buddhist practitioner's progression towards enlightenment.|
|1972, Singer, songwriter Danny Whitten died of a drug overdose aged 29. He was a member of Neil Young's Crazy Horse and writer of 'I Don't Wanna Talk About It', covered by Rod Stewart, Rita Coolidge and Everything But The Girl. The Neil Young song ‘The Needle and the Damage Done’ was written about Whitten’s heroin use (before he died of an overdose).|
|1974, Genesis released the double concept album The Lamb Lies Down on Broadwaytheir sixth studio album and the last album by the group to feature the involvement of lead singer Peter Gabriel.|
|1975, Bruce Springsteen made his live debut in the UK at London's Hammersmith Odeon. The set list included: Thunder Road, 10th Avenue Freeze-out, Born To RunThe 'E' Street Shuffle, Jungleland, 4th of July, Asbury Park, Detroit Medley, For You and Quarter To Three.|
|1976, Richard Hell and the Voidoids made their debut at CBGB's New York. Hell was an innovator of punk music and fashion and was one of the first to spike his hair and wear torn, cut and drawn-on shirts, often held together with safety pins. Malcolm McLaren, manager of the Sex Pistols, has credited Hell as a source of inspiration for the Sex Pistols' look and attitude.|
|1978, Billy Joel went to No.1 on the US album chart with his sixth studio album, '52nd Street'. His first US No.1 album was also the first commercial album to be released on compact disc (by Sony Music Entertainment) and won Joel the 1979 Grammy for Album of the Year.|
|1983, R.E.M. made their first appearance outside the US when they appeared on Channel 4 UK TV show The Tube. The following night they made their live UK debut when the played at Dingwalls, London.|
|1992, British group Black Sabbath were honoured with a star at the Rock Walk in Hollywood, California.|
|1993, Nirvana recorded their MTV unplugged special at Sony Studios, New York. Nirvana played a setlist composed of mainly lesser-known material and cover versions of songs by The Vaselines, David Bowie, Meat Puppets and Lead Belly. The album won the Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album in 1996.|
|1993, Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder was arrested in New Orleans for disturbing the peace after a fight broke out in a bar.|
|2001, Britney Spears scored her second US No.1 album with 'Britney.' The album's success made her the first female artist in music history to have her first three studio albums to debut at the No.1 spot. This record however would later be broken by Spears herself with her 4th studio album In the Zone which charted in the same position.|
|2003, Following allegations of sexual abuse of a 12-year old boy, police raided Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch. Jackson denied the allegations, the search came on the day that his latest greatest hits album, 'Number Ones' was released in the US.|
|2003, American composer and orchestral arranger Michael Kamen died of a heart attack in London aged 55. Worked with Pink Floyd, Queen, Eric Clapton, Roger Daltrey, Aerosmith, Tom Petty, David Bowie, Eurythmics, Queensryche, Rush, Metallica, Herbie Hancock, The Cranberries, Bryan Adams, Jim Croce, Sting, and Kate Bush. Kamen co-wrote the Bryan Adams' ballad ‘(Everything I Do), I Do It for You.’|
|2005, A Belgian songwriter won a plagiarism case against Madonna over her 1998 hit single ‘Frozen.’ Salvatore Acquaviva claimed that the song copied one of his recordings, the judge agreed that Madonna's single used four bars of his song ‘Ma Vie Fout L'camp’, which roughly translates as ‘My Life's Getting Nowhere.’|
|2007, US celebrity publicist Paul Wasserman, died aged 73 of respiratory failure. His clients included The Rolling Stones, The Who, Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Paul Simon,Tom Petty and James Taylor. His career ended in 2000, when he was jailed for six months for swindling some of his friends by falsely claiming to be selling shares in investment schemes that he said were backed by stars like U2.|
|2007, 22-year-old X Factor winner Leona Lewis set a British record for the fastest-selling debut album with Spirit. The singer sold more than 375,000 copies in seven days, 12,000 more than the Arctic Monkeys' 2006 release Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not. Oasis still had the overall record for the fastest selling British album, selling 813,000 copies in 1997.|
|2015, Eagles of Death Metal, the band whose concert was stormed by gunmen which killed 89 people during a gig at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris made their first statement since returning to the US. The band issued a statement saying they were "bonded in grief with the victims, the fans... and all those affected by terrorism".|
|2016, Sharon Jones, the singer who spearheaded a soul revival movement with her band the Dap-Kings, died in a New York hospital after a battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 60. Despite her powerhouse voice, Jones failed to make a breakthrough for decades until a recording session led to a Dap-Kings album in 2002. The band later won a Grammy nomination and performed at Glastonbury.|
|2017, Australian musician and songwriter Malcolm Young died age 64. Young was best known as a co-founder, rhythm guitarist, backing vocalist and songwriter for AC/DC. Except for a brief absence in 1988, he was with the band from its November 1973 beginning until retiring permanently in 2014. Young was born in 1953 in Glasgow before his family emigrated to Australia when he was 10. His family confirmed he was suffering from dementia in 2014.|
|November 18th: Born on this day|
|1936, Born on this day, Don Cherry, jazz musician, father of Neneh and Eagle Eye Cherry. Cherry died on 19th October 1995.|
|1936, Born on this day, Hank Ballard, US singer, songwriter, (1960 US No.6 single 'Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go', wrote 1960 US No.1 hit for Chubby Checker 'The Twist.'|
|1941, Born on this day, Con Clusky, The Bachelors, (1964 UK No.1 single 'Diane', plus 16 other UK Top 40 singles).|
|1947, Born on this day, Michael Carabello one of three percussionists in the Latin rock group Santana between 1968 and 1971, during the recording of their first three albums, Santana, Abraxas and Santana III.|
|1949, Born on this day, Herman Rarebell, from German rock band Scorpions. Their 1990 power ballad 'Wind Of Change' topped the European charts and was a No.4 hit in the US. The Scorpions hold the record for the best-selling single by a German artist and band.|
|1950, Born on this day, Graham Parker, singer, The Rumour, (1978 UK No.32 single 'Hey Lord Don't Ask Me Questions')|
|1950, Born on this day, Rudy Sarzo, bass, Whitesnake, (1987 US No.1 & UK No.9 single 'Here I Go Again'). Also worked with Dio, Quiet Riot and Ozzy Osbourne.|
|1953, Born on this day, Alan Murphy English rock session guitarist, best remembered for his collaborations with Kate Bush, Go West and Mike and The Mechanics, and who was also a member of Level 42. Murphy died on 19 October 1989 aged 35 from pneumonia, resulting from AIDS.|
|1954, Born on this day, John Parr, (1985 US No.1 & UK No.6 single 'St Elmo's Fire').|
|1954, Born on this day, Charles Williams, singer with American disco and funk group KC and the Sunshine Band who had the 1975 US No.1 single 'That's The Way, I Like It', and the 1983 UK No.1 single 'Give It Up'.|
|1955, Born on this day, English musician Jake Drake-Brockman known to fans as "the fifth Bunnyman", as he had been associated with the Liverpool group Echo & the Bunnymen. He was a classic motorcycle enthusiast, and died on the Isle of Man on 1 September 2009 while visiting the island for the Manx Grand Prix.|
|1958, Born on this day, Laura Lynch, American country musician and songwriter, a founding member of the all-woman country music band the Dixie Chicks. (1999 UK No.26 single, 'There's Your Trouble', 2000 single 'Cowboy Take Me Away', 1999 US No.1 album Wide Open Space').|
|1959, Born on this day, American jazz and rock drummer Cindy Blackman Santana who has recorded several jazz albums under her own name. She has also worked with Lenny Kravitz. Blackman is married to rock guitarist Carlos Santana.|
|1960, Born on this day, Kim Wilde, singer, (1981 UK No.2 single 'Kids In America', 1987 US No.1 single 'You Keep Me Hanging On', plus 20 other Top 50 UK singles).|
|1962, Born on this day, Kirk Hammett, guitar, Metallica, (1991 UK No.5 single 'Enter Sandman', 1991 US & UK No.1 album 'Metallica').|
|1972, Born on this day, Matt Knight, from British alternative rock band, Toploader who had the 2000 UK No.7 single with of 'Dancing In The Moonlight' a cover of the French-American rock group King Harvest.|
|1975, Born on this day, Ant, P.J. & Duncan, 1994 UK No.9 single, 'Lets Get Ready To Rhumble.' Actor, TV presenter.|
|1977, Born on this day, Fabolous, (John David Jackson), American rapper. 2009 US No.1 album ‘Loso's Way’.|
|1984, Born on this day, Johnny Christ, American bassist, songwriter of Avenged Sevenfold, who had the 2010 US No.1 album Nightmare and the 2013 US No.1 album Hail to the King.|
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